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Six questions with Eliza Robertson

She has been rightly dubbed–on both sides of the Atlantic–one of Canadian literature’s rising stars. And no wonder. Over the last few years, Eliza Robertson has garnered an impressive array of awards and accolades for her deeply enigmatic, pitch-perfect short stories. Read more


Currently Living…one year later.

This month my blog turns one year old. Happy birthday, blog. I wanted to take this opportunity to look back and reflect on what’s come to pass in the last twelve months on Currently Living. Read more

Story Mechanics: We Walked on Water by Eliza Robertson

We Walked on Water” was originally published by Granta online in May 2013. 

“Land of the misty giants: cedar, alder, Ponderosa pine. Cascade Mountains pushing out green like grass through a garlic press. The veg here is fungal. Jungle. All of it is rainforest: fern-webbed paths and moss like armpit hair…”

So begins “We Walked On Water”, Eliza Robertson’s breathtaking, Commonwealth Prize-winning short story. The story tells the tale of two high-level triathletes – the teenaged narrator and his younger sister Liv – as they train for the Ironman in Penticton, British Columbia. Read more

Meet Commonwealth Short Story Prize winner Eliza Robertson

If she’s not already on your radar, Eliza Robertson is a writer to watch. Earlier this year she won the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for her haunting story “We Walked On Water” and accepted the prize from John le Carré at the Hay Festival. Read more